First off, the Guerlain Nacres des Mers Illuminating Pressed Powder was a limited edition item from 2009. You can still get it from Strawberrynet (where I got mine) but its no longer in stores. This review is at the request of the readers who are keen to know how this performs as its got a beige tone. Besides, until StrawberryNET.com runs out, you can still get it there :)
I was a little worried when I received the Nacres des Mers meteorites powder in the mail. It looked so shimmery on the surface – pretty but shimmery as heck! I was however heartened by my previous experience with Mythic Parfait so I took my brush and dusted it over the surface, removing all traces of shimmer. Ah! That looks better! :D
Nacres des Mers has a beige tone as can be seen in the colour of the powder. Whilst Mythic Parfait gives my skin an ethereal glow Nacres des Mers gives it a touch of warmth. I’ve been using it nearly every day since I got it as you can see from the picture. The pearls have flattened some.
I’m no fan of bronzers because they tend to make me look strangely orange, dark or like I had a touch too much sun. With Nacres des Mers, I can now give my skin that much needed warmth which I sometimes like when wearing warmer colours e.g. orange lipstick or brown eyeshadow or peach blush or when I want to brighten up a foundation that might make me look a bit pale.
What you will NOT get from this powder is a lot of colour. It is not a powder foundation nor is it a loose powder. You might even wonder why you should bother using it.
Well, I like using it as a finishing powder. It adds that extra little touch that makes your makeup look just so. So once I’m done with my foundation du jour, I pick up my fluffy brush, run it over the surface of the powder and apply on my face all over. The difference is quite imperceptible but if you are used to looking at yourself in the mirror, you will notice how much more polished you look. I sometimes use this over foundation that might look a little light on me. It adjusts it just so :) I’ve also worn it by itself on bare skin. Doesn’t cover anything but makes you look a tad less “naked”.
So, that’s Guerlain’s Nacres des Mers Illuminating Pressed Powder pearls. Oh and there’s quite a strong scent that does not linger on the skin, but I forgive Guerlain that because I can’t do without my daily dose of Meteorites! :) I also just picked up Rose Frais because of reader recommendations and I can’t wait to show you that one – its too pretty!
Gosh! We are all HORRIBLE for each other right? :P